• 1932
  • Germany
  • 1h 22min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer
  • Cast: Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel, Jan Hieronimko, Sybille Schmitz, Rena Mandel, Henriette Gerard

Dreyer's version of Carmilla is one of the most poetic pieces of vampire cinema in film history. Beautifully photographed with a dream-like mood and logic, it uses the camera often from a subjective viewpoint, thereby becoming one of the first psychological horror films.

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Steven Severin: Vampyr - Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh, Thu 12 Jan

1 Feb 20123 stars

Ex-Banshees bassist delivers brooding live score to 1930s horror classic

The man with the flowing white hair walks towards a small table and chair to one side of the Cameo’s big screen. Sporting a long black winter coat and carrying a glass of red wine, the man looks as if he’s stepped in from another, altogether darker age…

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